Men's Glidepath Short

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Our award-winning, do-it-all overshort recently got a full make over. More stretch, more mobility and a host of refinements take this top-selling trail baggy to a whole new level.

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The model is 5'10 with a 41" hip and is wearing a size medium.

The model is 5'10 with a 41" hip and is wearing a size medium.10

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Love these shorts - bought for a loose-fit option for gravel riding and bikepacking. Super thin and breathable material but still feels really durable. The zippered side pockets are awesome, and the built-in belt loop system works well for me. I'm usually a size S, but went with XS after consulting the sizing chart which was absolutely the right call. If I could give one recommendation it would be to make the length 1-2 inches shorter, as the pedaling motion makes the cuffs rub a little against the top of my knee. The material is super smooth so its not a big problem, just something I'll get used to.
Paul | May 27, 2023
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Incorrect Marketing

The site advertises the shorts as having belt loops. They don't. The photo shown on the page is from the previous version of the Glidepath shorts. I was bummed when 7mesh decided to remove the awesome interior pocket from the shorts. Even if my phone no longer fit in there, it was great for storing other items such as a multitool, keeping them close to the body. Those have been removed, as have the belt loops. I was immediately skeptical about the new built in belt system. On my first ride in the shorts, it was quite hot, and it seems my sweat completely stretched out the material on the belt. When I left for my ride, the closest rung was tight. Now it's very loose. I have to reach for almost the last rung. Pretty disappointing that these otherwise incredible shorts continue to have features removed. The zipper just blew on my OG glidepath shorts, and I can no longer say the new ones are the best garment I've ever owned. Bring back the belt loop and interior pockets.
Jeff | May 24, 2023
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Excellent shorts!

A good all season short. A bit of water repellency and good breathabilty. I love that they have normal front pockets as well as zippered pockets on each side. This is my ‘go to’ short now! I bought a second pair and consigned the other shorts I had been using. Size wise, I fit the XS perfectly. The length works out really good as there is not much of a knee pad gap to worry about! My specs are: 5’8” 135 pounds Inseam 32” Waist 30” Hips 34”
Tom | Feb 21, 2023
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I have one pair &

I have one pair & basically they are nicest shorts I’ve ever ridden in so I just had to buy another pair they are that comfy, plus I bought the pants as well. I’d prefer better latching system but that’s minor. They stay in place.
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Andy | Nov 8, 2022
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These shorts are awesome. Great

These shorts are awesome. Great stretch, zippered pocket placement means your phone and keys don't get in the way when you're pedaling and after a tumble the fabric held together super well.
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Bp | Oct 16, 2022
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These shorts are the perfect

These shorts are the perfect MTB short. Fit of a medium (trust the 7mesh size guide) is perfect at 6'3 and 205lbs. The pockets are well designed, the shorts feel great, are extremely durable and look sharp on and off the bike. One change would be that the waist adjustment strap could be shortened when the shorts and strap begin to stretch and relax a bit. But so far so good.
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Harrison | Sep 16, 2022
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My go too pair of

My go too pair of summer shorts. Really nice fit, the waistband is high and sits nicely with a bag or hip pack. They're also long enough to sit nicely with kneepads but also fit just right without. The DWR on the fabric also keeps you dry in a shower and they dry really fast if its super wet. The pockets are also the right size, big enough for a large phone, but not so big that they flap around. Most importantly they look great on the bike and you don't feel out of place wearing them to the pub after a good ride,
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Joe | Sep 7, 2022
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Fits perfect, stays while pedaling

Fits perfect, stays while pedaling and is durable. Need to get the long version for autumn :-)
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Martin | Sep 4, 2022
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Love the updated Glidepath shorts!

Love the updated Glidepath shorts! 6’2”, 190lbs and size medium fit perfectly. I love these shorts. The updated fit is better as the leg portion isn’t as wide and look much cleaner than the previous generation. I did like the last gen snap and waist adjusters but the new version seems to work just as well. Zippered hip pockets are perfect. Can’t go wrong with these shorts. Thanks again 7 Mesh!
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Murman | Sep 2, 2022
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The best, I‘ve ever ridden.

The best, I‘ve ever ridden. Light, durable and stays where it should. Super breathable. Perfect for summer
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Martin | Aug 29, 2022
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